Advanced Modules

This page shows current and upcoming EUCIC Advanced Modules. If you are looking for past EUCIC modules, please click here.

All advanced modules will be rescheduled from 2022-2023.

2023 Münster (Germany)

13-14 March 2023


Making Peace with your Microbial Genomes: Use of Whole Genome Sequencing Data in Clinical Microbiology and Hygiene


The EUCIC advanced module in Münster focuses on the application of modern methods and techniques such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) and real-time PCR assays for infection prevention and control (IPC) efforts. It is a hands-on course with practical sessions, including analysis of real outbreak data inside and outside of a hospital. You will have the opportunity to be taught by top experts and learn how to interpret WGS data for infection control purposes. You will get deeper insights into the requirements to generate WGS data, current analysis tools, and the chances and pitfalls of using WGS for routine surveillance in the hospital.


Join us in Münster and use state-of-the-art technology to improve IPC management!


Module organizers

Alexander Mellmann, Münster, Germany

Nico Mutters, Bonn, Germany

Karola Prior, Münster, Germany

Natalie Effelsberg, Münster, Germany


Module programme

You can check the programme of the module here.



You can register to the module here.


CME Accreditation

An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.


2023 Lubljana (Slovenia)

7,8,9, June 2023




Antibiotic Therapy and Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes


This workshop aim:



• To provide participants with the latest update on resistance epidemiology and new insights into the relationship between antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance.

• To provide participants with an overview of appropriate antimicrobial therapy regimens for common infectious diseases, including bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

• To provide participants with an overview of interventions to reduce antimicrobial resistance.

• To provide participants with overview of antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASP), their mission and goals as well as role of various stakeholders.

• To discuss multidisciplinary strategies of ASP.

• To provide participants with an insight into the role of information technology in ASP.

• To give the participants the opportunity to discuss limitations of ASP, barriers to implementation in local environment.

Module organizers

Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tadeja Matos, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mateja Pirš, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Bojana Beovic, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nuno Rocha-Pereira, Porto, Portugal

Oana Sandulescu, Bucharest, Romania





Please register for the event here.

Module programme

Details of the agenda are available here.

CME Accreditation

This module will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).


2023 Vienna (Austria)

5-6 October 2023


Infection Prevention and Control


Module Objectives


• Technical Hygiene – methods and assessment & Occupational Health


• To get insight on the relevance of technical equipment of a hospital (air-conditioning etc.) and medical devices for the spread of infection


• To get information about the basic function of technical equipment and medical devices with regard to infection control and reprocessing


• To learn about reprocessing (decontamination, disinfection, sterilization), and the validation of reprocessing including examples from the daily practice and a visit to the central reprocessing unit of a 2000-bed University hospital


• To understand the importance and implications of the construction and construction measures of a healthcare institution


• To get an overview on occupational health and laboratory safety


• To learn about biohazard and waste management in a hospital and other medical environments• To be able to assess the risk of infection and the subsequent measures of infection control in the medical environment

Module organisers

• Elisabeth Presterl, Vienna, Austria

• Magda Diab-Elschahawi, Vienna, Austria

Module programme

Details of the agenda will be available later

Module registration

Register will be available online on the ESCMID website.

CME Accreditation

The organizers of the module will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.


2023 Geneva (Switzerland)

2 - 3 November 2023


Implementation in Infection Prevention and Control


This workshop aim:


• To understand organisational culture and context

• To prioritize activities in infection prevention and control

• To learn strategies of implementation research

• To learn practical tools for implementation


There will be the opportunity to visit the infection control programme of the University of Geneva Hospital



Module organisers

Raheelah Ahmad, London, United Kingdom

Carolyn Tarrant, Leicester, United Kingdom

Walter Zingg, Geneva, Switzerland

Module programme

Details of the agenda will be available later

CME Accreditation

This module will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).


2024 Athens (Greece)

24-27 January 2024


This course will be held in English


Laboratory and clinical aspects of the surveillance of healthcare-associated infections: a theoretical and practical approach


Module organizer

European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases


Module coordinators


● Athanasios Tsakris, Athens, Greece

● Achilleas Gikas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

● Georgia Vrioni, Athens, Greece


Programme objectives


The EUCIC training programme – a pan-European science-based programme for infection prevention and control training – was established in order to train a new generation of infection control specialists linking the best expertise at European level. The module in Athens, Greece, is one of the advanced modules of this programme.


Module objectives


This 4-day module will provide essential information for the trainees:

To appreciate the goals and principles of surveillance and feedback in preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance and outbreaks in hospital settings.

To be introduced to basic methods of data analysis, use of data management resources and fundamental principles of reporting and communicating surveillance data.

To appreciate the aims, objectives and methodology of Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS)

To identify effective ways of comparing surveillance data across institutions/settings and disseminating results to healthcare professionals and policy makers at local, national and European levels.

To enable planning, implementation and conduct of a standardized PPS in its own hospital setting

Moreover the course will be complemented by practical lab demonstrations for learning about different diagnostic techniques for rapid identification of MDR bacteria and fungi in clinical microbiology.

At the end of the module, the participants will have gained valuable knowledge and skills that can be immediately transferred to healthcare facilities and used for the benefit of hospitalized patients


Module Programme

Details of the agenda will be availble later

CME Accreditation

The organizers of the module will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.